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Even though ALDI doesn’t accept coupons, their high-quality house brand “knockoffs” keep my kitchen stocked between promotions — sometimes at half the cost of brand names! But, I dug deep and found things you should never buy at ALDI (and where you should buy them instead). To be extra fair to ALDI, I’m only including examples that don’t need coupons at other stores.

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1. Don’t buy flour at ALDI; buy it at Walmart instead.

hand holds bag of all purpose flour at aldi

Walmart sells 10-pound bags of flour, and my local ALDI only sells 5-pound bags. Since there’s no option to buy in bulk at ALDI, you can get flour cheaper elsewhere. Like Walmart. Check it out:

 

2. Don’t buy gluten-free chewy bars at ALDI; buy them at Target instead.

hand holds box of ALDI LiveGfree bars

Another tip for my gluten-free buddies!

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3. Don’t buy animal crackers at ALDI; buy them at Walmart instead.

hand holds box of animal crackers at aldi

My kids can’t get enough of these yummy snacks, so I tracked down the lowest price.

 

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4. Don’t buy toothbrushes at ALDI; buy them on Amazon instead.

hand holds toothbrushes at aldi

Save over 50% when you buy toothbrushes in bulk on Amazon! I found this no-brand set of 40 toothbrushes for $12.49.

 

 

5. Don’t buy disposable razors at ALDI; buy them on Amazon instead.

hand holds pack of disposable razors at aldi

Disposable razors proved cheaper at every retailer I checked against ALDI, and Amazon’s were an absolute steal.

 

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6. Don’t buy cotton swabs (yes, Q-tips) at ALDI; buy them at Target instead.

hand holds pack of cotton swabs

Noticing a trend? Hygiene products are usually more expensive at ALDI.

 

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7. Don’t buy dish soap at ALDI; buy it at Walmart instead.

hand holds container of dish soap

Reeva dish soap looks almost exactly like Dawn. From the packaging to the soap colors, Reeva is a spitting image knockoff! But I can get real Dawn for less.

 

 

8. Don’t buy dish sponges at ALDI; buy them at Walmart instead.

hand holds pack of sponges at aldi

Are you noticing another pattern with ALDI’s cleaning products? You save money on these non-perishable items when you buy in larger quantities than are available at ALDI.

 

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9. Don’t buy plastic forks at ALDI; buy them at Walmart instead.

hand holds box of forks at aldi

 

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